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File: UCBrowserSecureUpdater

Location of UCBrowserSecureUpdater and Associated Malware

Check whether UCBrowserSecureUpdater is present in the following locations:

UCBrowserSecureUpdater file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\UCBrowserSecureUpdater

If you find UCBrowserSecureUpdater file in any of these locations, your computer is very likely to be infected with the following malware:

IMPORTANT: Malware files can be camouflaged with the same file names as legitimate files. The UCBrowserSecureUpdater file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of UCBrowserSecureUpdater File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
346454D41E0F093018EC30C44E9A633FAC8AMar 17, 2017
3536575376A8198E7FEF828A6DCCBF772F7BMar 20, 2017
34641D36065429F5731663BF676B2E6A9C15Mar 23, 2017
3464E303FFD673499A6F5B4175888CBB1135Mar 27, 2017
34641AAC13F63EB2E221BC5EAD7F4EF774D3Apr 3, 2017
3464EE318B6DE2F01D30A817C88F2553668AApr 5, 2017
3464A34910D68374A133801E545223460178Apr 7, 2017
346410F2992EAC42BE9DA1F37F230E6E701FApr 10, 2017
34644CC402C5C7B13329E8299009E7874AC8Apr 18, 2017
3464FAD998C7B99D06AD988359CCAB4B1ECFApr 22, 2017
346498376160EF6BB5E6CFABAC4FE1734D31Apr 24, 2017
3464890E7F361545C751B33213CAE24A6125May 2, 2017
3464EED2E3F1B870BCAC1CD4F13F6469B42DMay 5, 2017
34646B35D6173F92CF14C5CDC5C67082834FMay 21, 2017
3464A32186E029635CED9D789B1DCF6358ACMay 24, 2017
3464A4B2C8FA2DAB609487DA0BD20554CD11May 28, 2017
3464F8D0AF18BE121BA376CBC5ADA695ECB2Jun 2, 2017
34644C746F1846A300806C5C89677EC6A037Jun 10, 2017
34647B56EF40417FF45321D005868D281968Jun 13, 2017
3464501EC97DFEE92121B4B522969260F37DJun 13, 2017

Why Is It Important to Remove Malware Files?^

It is imperative that you delete malware-associated files as soon as possible because they can be used - or are already being used - to inflict serious damage on your PC, including:

  • Disrupting the normal functioning of the operating system or rendering it completely useless.
  • Hijacking valuable private information (credit card numbers, passwords, PIN codes, etc.)
  • Directing all your Web searches to the same unwanted or malicious sites.
  • Dramatically slowing down your computer.
  • Gaining total control of your PC to spread viruses and trojans and send out spam.

How to Remove UCBrowserSecureUpdater^

  1. To enable deleting the UCBrowserSecureUpdater file, terminate the associated process in the Task Manager as follows:
    • Right-click in the Windows taskbar (a bar that appears along the bottom of the Windows screen) and select Task Manager on the menu.
    • In the Tasks Manager window, click the Processes tab.
    • On the Processes tab, select UCBrowserSecureUpdater and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of UCBrowserSecureUpdater and Associated Malware.
  3. Select the file and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for each location listed in Location of UCBrowserSecureUpdater and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of UCBrowserSecureUpdater will fail if it is locked; that is, it is in use by some application (Windows will display a corresponding message). For instructions on deleting locked files, see Deleting Locked Files.
    • The deletion of UCBrowserSecureUpdater will fail if your Windows uses the NT File System (NTFS) and you have no write rights for the file. Request your system administrator to grant you write rights for the file.

Deleting Locked Files^

You can delete locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.

After you delete a locked file, you need to delete all the references to the file in Windows registry.

To delete a locked file:

  1. Right-click on the file and select Send To -> Remove on Next Reboot on the menu.
  2. Restart your computer.

The file will be deleted on restart.

Note: In the case of complex viruses that can replicate themselves, malware files can reappear in the same locations even after you have deleted those files and restarted your computer. Exterminate It! Antimalware can effectively eradicate such viruses from your computer.

To remove all registry references to a UCBrowserSecureUpdater malware file:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK. The Registry Editor window opens.
  3. On the Edit menu, select Find.
  4. In the Find dialog box, type UCBrowserSecureUpdater. The name of the first found registry value referencing UCBrowserSecureUpdater is highlighted in the right pane of the Registry Editor window.
  5. Right-click the registry value name and select Delete on the menu.
  6. Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
  7. To delete all other references to UCBrowserSecureUpdater, repeat steps 4-6.
IMPORTANT: Malware files can masquerade as legitimate files by using the same file names. To avoid deleting a harmless file, ensure that the Value column for the registry value displays exactly one of the paths listed in Location of UCBrowserSecureUpdater and Associated Malware.